Kanwar Singh

Chair, Managing Director and Private Wealth Manager with Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

Jason Scott

Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer of Encourage Capital

Robert Ashcraft

Executive Director, Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Chanda Smith Baker

President and CEO, Pillsbury United Communities

Christopher Besendorfer

Vice President and General Manager for U.S. Customer Experience and Global Online Services, American Express

Leif Elsmo

Executive Director of Community and External Affairs, University of Chicago Medical Center

Bill Graustein

Trustee, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Dorothy Stoneman

Founder and Former CEO, YouthBuild USA

Shefon Taylor

Marketing & Special Projects, Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of the Mayor of Wilmington

Jaime Ernesto Uzeta

Vice President of Innovation, BUILD

Lisa Woodruff-White

Chief Judge of East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court, Division B


This council supports Public Allies by advising the CEO and National Board of Directors, links Public Allies alumni to high-leverage opportunities, serve as alumni mentors, provide strategic feedback and guidance on what is happening in the National Service space, and support the mobilization of the Public Allies community around key policy actions aligned with the mission of Public Allies.

David Eisner

Chief Executive Officer at Repair the World

Christa Robinson

Senior Vice President, CBS News

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